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Labor Day Church Picnic
11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Join us at Locust Shade Park, with a prayer service at 12:00 noon.
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Welcome

Welcome to Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Triangle, Virginia. We are a Catholic faith community that seeks to live the Gospel through the celebration of Franciscan Spirituality amidst a diverse, ever-changing global culture. We welcome you to join us as we seek to deepen our experience of God's love.

If you are new to the area and would like to make St. Francis of Assisi your home parish, please be sure to complete a parish registration and bring it to the office during your next visit. Please, visit our parish registration page for more information.

 



 

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NEWS & UPDATES
Now What? Share: Faith with Family
We all want our children to have the gift of faith. The vast majority of us received the foundation of our faith through our families when we were growing up.

Now What? Share: Faith with Family
We all want our children to have the gift of faith. The vast majority of us received the foundation of our faith through our families when we were growing up.

Therefore, as leaders of our own families, we have the opportunity to influence the young people in our lives. Living out our faith is one of the most important influences on the lives of our children.

Please click on the Now What?  banner above to learn more. 

 


 
Mission to St. Francis Inn, Philadelphia, PA
Save the date! We are forming our team to serve amongst the Friars, Religious and lay volunteers at St. Francis Inn, Philadelphia, PA.

Mission to St. Francis Inn, Philadelphia, PA
Save the date! We are forming our team to serve amongst the Friars, Religious and lay volunteers at St. Francis Inn, Philadelphia, PA.

This is an opportunity to join the community of St. Francis Inn as they serve the poor, the marginalized and the homeless in the Kennsington neighborhood of northeast Philadelphia. It is an opportunity to stand in solidarity with the poor as we follow Jesus' example of compassion and service to "the least amongst us." Our mission week is September 14th - 18th. For more information, please contact John Habel at jhabel@stfrncis.org.
 
Parish Bible Study
Please join us for our Parish Bible Study, starting Sundays at 1:30 - 3:00 pm, beginning September 13th, meeting in the St. Catherine Room. Our focus will be Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come by Jeff Cavins and Thomas Smith.

Parish Bible Study
Please join us for our Parish Bible Study, starting Sundays at 1:30 - 3:00 pm, beginning September 13th, meeting in the St. Catherine Room. Our focus will be Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come by Jeff Cavins and Thomas Smith.

Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come is an intriguing study that shows how the kingdom established by Christ in his Church is intimately connected with the kingdom of heaven. Here you will discover what the mysterious figures and images of Revelation mean. You will see how Revelation is more than an apocalyptic vision of the "end times". It is a revelation of God as our Divine Bridegroom and the Church as his spotless Bride, forever united in a heavenly, holy, and mystical marriage that we enter into every time we celebrate the Mass.

Participants will:

*Learn the meaning of the mysterious figures and events in the book of Revelation.

*Discover how the Mass is really heaven on earth.

*Learn about the Antichrist and his destruction.

*See the Second Coming of Christ and the Final Judgement in the context of history.

*Learn what will happen at the end of time and the establishment of a new heaven and a new earth.

For more information and to sign-up, please contact Brian Bobick at brian bobick@verizon.net.  

 

 

 

 

 

 
Called & Gifted Workshop
Mark your calendars for Thursday evenings this fall starting September 3rd for the next offering of the Called & Gifted Workshop at St. Francis.

Called & Gifted Workshop
Mark your calendars for Thursday evenings this fall starting September 3rd for the next offering of the Called & Gifted Workshop at St. Francis.

This workshop, created by the Catherine of Siena Institute, helps one understand their call in life through the discernment of charisms, or gifts of the Holy Spirit. Hundreds of your fellow parishioners have participated in this workshop as part of their journey to becoming Intentional Disciples. 

This fall the initial phase of the workshop will be offered through five weeks of small group discussions on Thursday evenings from 7:00 - 9:30 pm, starting September 3rd. A second phase focused on discernment of personal charisms will start in mid-October and run through Thanksgiving. Anyone who has completed the initial workshop can participate in Phase 2. 

Watch the bulletin and the St. Francis website for more details. To register for either phase, contact Bill Sydow at billsydowjr@yahoo.com. 

 
Cursillo
How often do you think about your personal relationship with God?

Cursillo
How often do you think about your personal relationship with God?

Can you describe it or define it? Come to Cursillo and become more aware of your self and God. Ask...Who are you Jesus; and who am I?

Join us for our Women's Weekend - September 17th - 20th and our Men's Weekend - October 15th - 18th. Come and See!

For more information, please call Pequitte Schwerin at 703.590.8492 or visit online at www.arlingtoncursillo.org. 

 
Our Scouting Community
In this year that St. Francis parish celebrates the 25th anniversary of our Cub Scout Pack's (Pack 1385) founding, the Scouting Community at St. Francis will be establishing for the first time ever in the parish, a Boy Scout troop (Troop 138), for boys 11 to 17 years old.

Our Scouting Community
In this year that St. Francis parish celebrates the 25th anniversary of our Cub Scout Pack's (Pack 1385) founding, the Scouting Community at St. Francis will be establishing for the first time ever in the parish, a Boy Scout troop (Troop 138), for boys 11 to 17 years old.

A small founding nucleus of boys has planned their own calendar of events for the year which include: an air show; spending the night on a submarine; climbing and rappelling in a cave; a ski trip in West Virginia; a Naval Academy football game; and more!

While great fun in the outdoors is the highlight of the program - there is no scouting without the "outing" - it is not all about that. Boy Scouts are also dedicated to service in the community and church as part of the Scouting ethos and development of the whole boy/soon to become young man. Service projects with the church, St. Francis House outreach center, and Quantico National Cemetery are already being planned.

If you are interested in becoming a founding member of Boy Scout Troop 138, please contact Chanel Marquis at awlk2rmberva@yahoo.com.  

 
Our 8th Annual Francis Fest
Save the date, and save your stuff!

Our 8th Annual Francis Fest
Save the date, and save your stuff!

Our 8th Annual Francis Fest is scheduled for Sunday, October 4th from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm on the parish grounds. Great food, activities for all ages, entertainment and camaraderie guaranteed! Lots of assistance from parish members is needed to make the festival the great success it has been in past years.

*Start setting aside your unwanted treasures and extra wine for the tag sale and wine wheel. These two events are very popular and help to offset the cost of the festival. 

*Volunteer with the Francis Fest Committee. Our next planning meeting will be held on Sunday, September 13th from 10:00 - 11:00 am in the St. Catherine Room. 

*Need further information? Please call Maureen Deutermann, 703.203.2752. 

 
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry Stephen Ministry is here to help all in our Parish who need someone to talk to. Some one that will listen to them. Pray. Empathize. And we cannot do this all on our own. We need new people to step forward to keep Stephen Ministry moving forward, by adding to the wonderful ministers that we have. If you think you have what it takes to be a part of this loving and caring ministry, please call Kathy Walker at 703.221.4312 and then press 4, to get a conversation started. You won't regret it!
Food Pantry
Food Pantry
Food Pantry The St. Francis House Food Pantry provided food for 65 families this week. We are in dire need of paper bags, canned fruit, macaroni & cheese, and cereal. For more information, please call Francia at 703.221.6344. Thank you for your continuing support. 
Follow Br. Casey on his Franciscan Journey
Follow Br. Casey on his Franciscan Journey
Follow Br. Casey on his Franciscan Journey Follow Br. Casey's Journey as a Franciscan

Br. Casey Cole, O.F.M. is sharing what it is like to be a Franciscan friar in the 21st century through his blog and new YouTube channel.

Follow Br. Casey Cole, O.F.M. as he discusses a wide range of topics, reflecting on the Church and spirituality, as well as society and culture. His purpose is to share the experience of joining religious life today and promoting vocations to the priesthood. In his narratives and videos, he will be describing the life of a Franciscan friar in the 21st century.

Follow Br. Casey by visiting his blog: http://breakinginthehabit.org and his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDcdVPVsJRxAVKq4vY0NYeg
Christ Centered Yoga
Christ Centered Yoga
Christ Centered Yoga Christ Centered Yoga begins a 9-week session on Tuesday, September 15th. Beginner and Mixed Level classes are available. Please visit here on our website, Our Ministries > Organizations > Christ Centered Yoga for complete information and registration forms or email / call Rita Evans at breathofheavenyoga@outlook.com and 540.270.0667.
RCIA Sponsors Needed
RCIA Sponsors Needed
RCIA Sponsors Needed Sponsoring a RCIA Candidate / Catechumen is a unique opportunity to share your faith. If you are a confirmed Catholic and are interested in sharing the journey with an adult seeking full initiation, please contact Lisa Ostendorf at lostendorf@stfrncis.org or 703.221.4044, ext. 277.
Many Members One Body
Many Members One Body
Many Members One Body Many Members One Body, a support group for gay and lesbian Catholics and their families, will resume on Thursday, September 10th, at 7:00 pm in the Br. Juniper Room. For more information, please contact Fr. Kevin at 703.221.4044.
55 and Over Craft Show
55 and Over Craft Show
55 and Over Craft Show

Are you 55 or over? Do you do needlepoint, quilting, photography, stamping, painting, sculpting, sewing, stained glass, woodworking, or any other craft you would like to show off to the parish? 

As part of our Annual Francis Fest on October 4th, we will again be having a 55 and Over Craft Show where you can present your crafts and sell them if you wish. We will provide the space, and ask only if you do choose to sell your craft, that you donate a portion of the profits back to the parish.

Each year the show has been more and more successful, and we would like to include even more crafters this year. Please call Jeanne Mitcho with questions, or to request space at 703.670.8039 or jcmitcho45@gmail.com. Table space is limited so do not delay. 

 

Celebrate Labor Day
Celebrate Labor Day
Celebrate Labor Day

We will celebrate Labor Day here in the parish with a BBQ at Locust Shade Park on Monday, September 7th from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, with a prayer service at 12 noon. There will be a sign-up sheet in the vestibule beginning August 22nd. We ask that each family bring either fruit, vegetables or salads for at least 10 people. Also, bring games to enhance the fun! The BBQ items (hamburgers, hot dogs, rolls/buns, and condiments) will be supplied as well as refreshments.

The picnic will be held rain or shine. If it must be cancelled due to extreme conditions, the cancellation will be posted on the parish website. 

This will be a great time to come together in fellowship and fun. Please reserve the date with your family and friends!

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